Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has displayed confidence that he would take over from Gov. Abiola Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019.
According to him, he is the most ready of all the aspirants, having held several public offices and learnt politics from late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
“I was a member of the State House of Assembly in 1979 and two-time Commissioner in the State. I have also contested the governorship seat in the state twice before I became a minister.”
“These are experiences you cannot buy. Oyo is advanced and sophisticated to be handled by inexperienced administrators,’’ he said.
He also alleged that the PDP administration’s negligence and incompetence in handling the Boko Haram at inception was responsible for this level of the present security challenges the country was faced with.
“Boko Haram would have overrun the country if not for Buhari’s emergence.”
“The Buhari administration on assumption of office had evolved several efficient and effective strategies at reducing the threat drastically,’’ he said.